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Platini chides FIFA on Ballon d'Or vote

  • ESPN FC, Friday, December 6, 2013 4:29 AM
UEFA president Michel Platini has joked that FIFA deliberately pushed back voting on the 2013 Ballon d'Or award to give Cristiano Ronaldo a better chance of winning.

"It is a FIFA decision which coincided with the Portugal playoff for the World Cup in Brazil, with Cristiano's three goals in the game against Sweden," he said with a smile.

Laughing, he added: "It could be that FIFA did it to please Cristiano ..."

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